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Momentum Trading: A Practical Day Trading Strategy to Get Profits from Hot Stocks


Momentum day trading can be extremely profitable when done correctly...

Forex Trading Online - 7 Reasons Why You Should!


Forex trading online is a fast way to use your investmentcapital to it's fullest. The Forex markets offer distinctadvantages to the small and large traders alike, makingForex currency trading in many ways preferable to othermarkets such as stocks, options or traditional futures. Hereare seven reasons why you'll want to look into Forex Tradingonline.

What is Forex Trading?


Forex, or Foreign Exchange, is the simultaneous exchange of one country's currency for that of another.

Day Trading Success- The Key Is Survival


Most new traders tend to focus just about all their time and energy on finding nearly perfect "setups", but trade setups, even very good ones, are *not* the key to successful trading. It's the *way* you trade your setups that keeps your losses smaller than your gains. And this is the single most essential key to trading success. To me, the process of limiting losses is more than just money management...it is survival.

A Beginner?s Guide to FOREX


FOREX is the abbreviation for the Foreign Exchange market. FOREX is basically an international exchange market where currencies from all over the world are bought and sold for profit. The market today began in the 1970?s. FOREX is a very unique market because it is not based in any particular place, and it also has very few qualifications for investing. FOREX is also free of external controls, and the investors (participants in the market) largely determine how much a currency is worth based on demand. Almost anyone can invest in FOREX, and there are strategies for investors who want to have long-term gains, and strategies for investors who desire short-term gains. The vast array of investors makes FOREX quite unique in the financial community.

What I Learnt Losing 60,000 My First Year as a Full-time Trader


During my first year as a local (independent trader) on the floor of LIFFE, I bought and sold 8804 FTSE futures contracts, about 40 contracts per day on average. The result was a loss of 61,620 or -267 per trading day. I was profitable on 55% of days with an average gain of 1009, my average loosing day was -1780. My biggest one day gain was 7730 and my biggest loss -12,426.

Where is the Market Going?


If you ask me whether the market will have moved up or down by this time next year, well I may as well flip a coin, because I don?t know.

The Yin and the Yang of Markets


I am reading a fantastic book on trading, first published in 1924, by Richard D. Wyckoff, titled ?How I Trade and Invest in Stocks & Bonds?. Although most of the examples in the book pertain to stocks, the insights into the nature of trading are relevant no matter what instrument you choose to trade.

A Fools Game


I received an email this week with a question (below) which caused me to think about the wisdom of pursuing trading as a career. Regardless of your trading time span, the skills and concerns of active short-term trading are relevant to all market particpipants.

Stopping Yourself


I read on a bulletin board a traders comment that on his first outing trading the E-Mini S&P 500 he lost on each of his trades. He noted though, that had he had a wider stop each of his trades would have been profitable and that therefore he would be trading with a wider stop in future.

Day Trading - Moving Averages vs Support and Resistance


When day trading the SP and Nasdaq futures, do you rely on your moving averages more than your support & resistant areas?

Crisis of Confidence in the EU


The European Union (EU) constitution was dealt a double blow, first by a French ?no? vote on 29-May and then by a follow on ?no? from the Netherlands on 01-Jun. To add insult to injury, one low level Italian diplomat quickly called for a referendum in Italy to decide if a return to the lira was warranted. Additionally, Prime Minister Tony Blair, who took over leadership of the EU on 01-Jul, indefinitely postponed the British referendum on the EU constitution.

Day Trading the Index Futures - How to Judge Good Entries


QUESTION: If the SP futures fall through support and go straight down for another two points, and I want to get short, should I a.)enter immediately, b.) two points below support, or c.)should I wait for a pullback and then try to get short?

How to Trade Currency


We all know when you go on a trip to another country; you need to take some travelers checks and some cash in the currency of that country. This can be advantageous because one country?s currency is usually worth more or less than the other. So your 100 USD could be worth 130 Canadian dollars, giving you more purchase power.

ISO 4217 in Forex Trading


ISO 4217 is an international standard describing three letter codes to define the names of currencies established by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

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